Everyone knows that if you wait till you have inspiration to write you will never write anything, etc. etc. Blah, blah, blah.
*ahem* This is all true but that’s not what we are talking about today. So, shove that all aside please.
Today we are talking about finding “inspiration” which is also entitled “how to kidnap plot bunnies.”
Because every writer needs inspiration at some point in time. Otherwise how do we get ideas of what to write? How DO we find these ideas? (This is actually a very large existential question. Whenever someone asks me where I get my inspiration I freeze and have no answer but “My….brain???”)
So, grab your butterfly net, some carrots, and a pair of binoculars and head out into the wilderness!!!
Here are some directions:
Take. A. Walk. GET OUTSIDE AND STOP BEING A HERMIT LOCKED FOREVER IN THEIR DEN.
Getting outside can really get those wheels turning, even if it’s just a stroll around the block. Or even a stroll through your back yard (It’s called “walking the grounds” *sips tea snobbishly*)
Go to the gym. I mean if working out is your thing. I always get good inspiration here. Put on some good tunes, get the sweat going…
Zumba is also a place of inspiration. While everyone else is focusing on the steps and how on earth they are going to live through this, I’m over there thinking up a complicated futuristic sci-fi plot and seeing the super dramatic opening scene.
Read a book/blog ABOUT writing.
I find that this can make me rather excited about writing. People talking about writing (whether it would be the process, publishing, or just a humor post) gets me itching to write.
It may not bring a new idea, but it will give me that boost to get back to work.